20 Mechanisms of Transport of Sodium and Chloride and the Effects of Inflammation in the Human Infant Colon

A major function of the colon is the conservation of salt and water and we have previously shown (Jenkins et al GUT 27; 1283, 1986) that in the human infant it plays a major homeostatic role. Colitis may therefore assume greater importance than in later life. We have carried out a detailed study of transport in normal and inflammed isolated human infant… CONTINUE READING